Christmas has arrived On Sutton Place and believe me, I had my doubts whether or not I could make it happen! For a few days I was smack in the middle of a gigantic mess. Slow and steady was my mantra and room by room, the disarray disappeared. In its place came Christmas. An inexpensive, DIY, use-what-you-already-have kind of Christmas. I’m joining some amazing DIY bloggers for Deck The Halls and the perfect place to start is the entry.
I shared some DIY Christmas Wall Art a few days ago.
Next came the stairway banister. I have to use artificial greenery here because of a heat register right below the spindles. I tried fresh garland the first few years we were here and it’s just not worth the mess. I’ve used the same piece of garland for years. Each year I come up with a different way to decorate it. Last year I used giant pine cones and ribbon. This year it’s stars and red balls.
Honestly, this had me stumped for a day or two. It wasn’t until I found a bag buried in the bottom of a bin that inspiration hit. In the bag were stars and red balls that I used in my dining room last year.
This year they found a home on the stairs.
Even though I can’t have fresh garland on the banister, I try to work it in other places. There is nothing like the clean smell of pine. I bought a big bunch of juniper at a local garden center and added it to vintage enamelware.
The last corner to be decked holds a chair…and what better way to deck a chair than with pillows! If you want to see how I made the fringed burlap Christmas trees, click right here.
Since the burlap trees moved to the floor I added the grain sack christmas trees from last year to the small chest.
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